Monday, September 19, 2005

This was Roy Bean's house. His original. He called it the Opera House so he could tell Lilly Langtry that he owned one. He also told her that he named the town after her. Actually, it was named for some railroad official before Bean ever lived there. He was a very colorful character. Lilly did end up visiting the town, but it was a year after Roy died of pneumonia in the billard hall just a few yards down the hill from this house.


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